There are over 1,500 trained Union Learning Reps in Scotland.

Scottish Union Learning

Statement of Purpose

Scottish Union Learning supports trade unions in accessing skills and lifelong learning opportunities that contribute to collective prosperity, fairness and equality, for workers across Scotland. Scottish Union Learning is part of the STUC.

This website is a dedicated resource for trade unions and Union Learning Representatives in Scotland.

Within this site you can find lots of information on lifelong learning and skills. Check out the News section for the latest and greatest from trade unions and Scottish Union Learning. If you are looking for support in specific areas, you may wish to visit the Everyday Skills section or the Highlands and Islands section.

If you have an idea for another resource you think we should include or develop, let us know!

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Modern ApprenticeshipToolkit

Download a copy of the refreshed Modern Apprenticeship Toolkit, with case studies, published in April 2014. View the Scottish Union Learning Modern Apprenticeship Section


Latest News

Union Learning Rep Thaws Frozen Foods Employer in Uddingston through Learning

16th April 2014

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has announced that the recipient of the 9th Annual STUC Helen Dowie Award for Lifelong Learning is Willie Brennan, a BFAWU Union Learning Representative at Dawnfresh Seafoods in Uddingston.

Scottish Union Learning Welcomes Announcement of Continued Funding

15th April 2014

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has welcomed the First Minister’s announcement of confirmed funding for union learning over the next three years. This work will be carried out by Scottish Union Learning.

Modern Apprenticeship Toolkit Launched

14th April 2014

Scottish Union Learning will launch an updated Modern Apprenticeship Toolkit on Monday, 14 April 2014 during STUC Annual Congress in Dundee. The toolkit is an outcome of the work Scottish Union Learning has undertaken, in partnership with Skills Development Scotland, in relation to Modern Apprenticeships.

Scottish Union Learning Launches New Everyday Skills Publication

3rd March 2014

This publication of learner case studies provides a snapshot of union activities in Everyday Skills, including literacy and numeracy skills, IT skills, English language and communication skills for migrant workers, and job-hunting and CV writing. In addition, it shows some of the ways in which unions are supporting those in the workplace who have dyslexia.

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2013 Scottish Union Learning Annual Report is Now Available

The 2013 Scottish Union Learning Annual Report is now available to download online. You can read about the latest achievements of trade unions in lifelong learning and everyday skills. View the Scottish Union Learning Annual Report